Monday, November 30, 2009

Racist Policy of the Ministry of Education

Source: Singapore Skeptic

http://www.mfa.gov.sg/img/sections/aboutsg/pht_multi.jpgThey just announced the PSLE results today. I am wondering why do they still bother announcing the best Indian, Malay, Chinese PSLE performer? Since we are going to differentiate on race why not go further and also split into a Singaporean and non-Singaporean category?
All those high-level retards in the MOE can't think for themselves, they will keep such a stupid policy unless someone like Lee Kuan Yew 'admits' his past mistake in the Straits Times.
The scary thing is that these highly paid idiots are responsible for the education of our youth. It is no wonder that the youth of today lack critical thinking skills.
Our education system trying to teach critical thinking skills is like a virgin trying to teach sex skills!
Straits Times: Top PSLE girl from China
THIS year's top student in the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) could barely speak any English when she moved here from China in 2006 with her family. Qiu Biqing, 13, from Qifa Primary School, achieved an aggregate score of 290, with four A*s and a Distinction in Higher Chinese. Her father, Mr Qiu Guo Hua, 45, is a research fellow at the National University of Singapore, and her mother, Madam Xie Xiaojin, 42, is a research assistant there. They both work in a physiology lab. The top Indian pupil this year is Muhammad Saad Siddiqui from Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), and the top Malay pupil is Syafiqah Nabilah Bte Shamshera from Raffles Girls' Primary School. Biqing said that she improved her English by reading a lot, and not being afraid to speak aloud even if she made mistakes. She has a place in Raffles Girls' School through the Direct Schools Admission process and hopes to become a lawyer or a novelist.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The scary thing is that these highly paid idiots are responsible for the education of our youth. It is no wonder that the youth of today lack critical thinking skills."

Yes, blame it all on the 'system'. Mono-causal explanations: the greatest bane of critical thinking skills.

Regards.

Anonymous said...

The writer blamed the system, but I don't see anywhere that he blamed it all on the system.

Regards to you too.

Anonymous said...

Why not? Some has always been proud of his Hakka origins... He once said, "when I came to know that my future (2nd) daughter in law is a Hakka, I said good."

Lets go all the way, break them down in specific details, best Punjabi student, best Tamil, best Gujarati, best Malayali, best Teochew, best Hainanese, best Cantonese, best Hakka, best Hock Chew; best Bugis, best Boyanese, best Batak....

skeptic said...

"Yes, blame it all on the 'system'. Mono-causal explanations: the greatest bane of critical thinking skills."

So anon Nov 30, do you agree or disagree that the MOE is racist? Otherwise your statement doesn't say much.

regards. :)

skeptic said...

To Seelan,
Thanks for reposting it on your blog. :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Skeptic,

I think you missed my point completely.

Anon

Seelan Palay said...

Perhaps you can elaborate what your point is, Anon.

Anonymous said...

"It is no wonder that the youth of today lack critical thinking skills. Our education system trying to teach critical thinking skills is like a virgin trying to teach sex skills!"

Dear Skeptic, are you a product of such educational system? if yes, are you now back in the system to change it from within? and are you now teaching your students in the same way you were taught? are you also helping the students of the new generation move away from being caught up in the ways you've describe?

or are you just another runaway chronic complainer?

another.

skeptic said...

This is not complaining, this is just pointing out a fact. It is a racist policy. You can't deny that simple fact.

I learned nothing in the Singapore education system except how not to be a bastard by observing my teachers (and choosing them as my anti-role models).